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CBS: Ben Stein Slams CNN’s Carville for Calling 9/12 Protestors ‘Classless’
NewsBusters ^ | September 21, 2009 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 09/21/2009 1:43:37 PM PDT by 50mm

Appearing on CBS’s Sunday Morning, commentator Ben Stein ripped into CNN political analyst James Carville for claiming anti-Obama protestors were "classless": "the elitist anger of the liberal Democrats is boiling over as some ordinary citizens show they don’t like being pushed around....Contempt for the ordinary citizen is just not American and it does not win elections."

Earlier in his commentary, Stein wondered: "I thought the Democrats were the party of the little guys and those who aren’t classy or well born...So now the Democrats are admitting they’re the party of the rich?" He went on to point out that Democrats have "been getting the lion’s share of very large political gifts for years now. The truth is that the Democrats are the fat cats. I’m impressed that Mr. Carville admitted it. I like him more than ever now."

Stein continued: "I was also interested to see that Mr. Carville, a mere lad of 64, same age as I am, has made fun of the age of the tea party attendees." A clip was played of Carville declaring: " I mean they had every old crank in the country out there." Stein observed: "So now the Democrats don’t think the opinions of senior citizens are worth anything more than ridicule?"

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KEYWORDS: benstein; jamescarville; teaparty
Ben Stein - champion of the downtrodden, unwashed, conservative masses.
1 posted on 09/21/2009 1:43:38 PM PDT by 50mm
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To: 50mm

Brilliant smackdown. :)


2 posted on 09/21/2009 1:45:36 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: 50mm
Carville calling anyone "classless" is amusing.
3 posted on 09/21/2009 1:46:27 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: 50mm

saw it and loved it


4 posted on 09/21/2009 1:46:29 PM PDT by RDTF (Honk if I helped you Buy your New Car)
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To: 50mm

Ben really nails old Snake Face. I particularly like his comment on calling the protesters “classless.” BIFF! BAM! POW!


5 posted on 09/21/2009 1:46:45 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: 50mm

Too genius! Elitists, totally and completely.


6 posted on 09/21/2009 1:46:57 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: 50mm
The Democrats see the general population like a fire: Wonderful to do work for them as they direct, but dangerous and in need of extinguishing when out of control or going in the wrong direction.
7 posted on 09/21/2009 1:47:31 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: 50mm
Oops! Forgot the graphic.
8 posted on 09/21/2009 1:48:44 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

Stein knows how the punditry game is played and he plays it.


9 posted on 09/21/2009 1:49:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Mr. Mojo

Did you know Carville’s family runs the only leper asylum in the US?

http://www.hrsa.gov/hansens/museum/tour-carville.htm


10 posted on 09/21/2009 1:50:23 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Yes, that was my immediate thought. LOL! You can’t make this stuff up.


11 posted on 09/21/2009 1:52:46 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Brilliant smackdown. :)

The best part will be when he gets home tonight and Mary Matalin has to explain to "Captain Cueball" what Ben Stein meant!

12 posted on 09/21/2009 1:55:16 PM PDT by ssaftler (OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: 50mm

The liberals have always thought of themselves as smarter than anyone else and uniquely qualified to make decisions for the whole world.


13 posted on 09/21/2009 1:56:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: ssaftler

LoL I will never understand those two.


14 posted on 09/21/2009 1:57:17 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: Boiler Plate

The kindness shown by his family is heartwarming- yet in no way does it change Carville’s ugly attacks into honest political debate.


15 posted on 09/21/2009 2:00:17 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: 50mm

16 posted on 09/21/2009 2:01:34 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 50mm

As a captain on the Boeing 757 for a major airline, I had a run-in with Carville some years ago in Denver. He had arrived from the east coast, and was in a hurry to get somewhere (the airplane was early, but he was still in a rush). I was the oncoming pilot, getting ready to fly the outbound trip to the west coast. When the plane pulled in, I was waiting on the jetway next to the exit door. He rudely pushed me out of the way and snarled something under his breath as he passed.

He had made a pigsty out of the first class seat he was in, had strewn newspapers and junk all over the floor. When he ran out of reading materials, he threw a fit with the Flight Attendants about the lack or reading materials suitable to his taste. He had bitched about everything: food, drinks, the service, the bathrooms, you name it. It took me at least 10 minutes of silent listening and affirmative nodding to get them cooled down enough to fly the leg to the west coast.


17 posted on 09/21/2009 2:02:17 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: 50mm

Nice smackdown!


18 posted on 09/21/2009 2:03:40 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Boiler Plate

“Did you know Carville’s family runs the only leper asylum in the US?”

.....I’m not too sure about that....Carville is a common family name in south Louisiana....when I lived down there my lawyer was a Carville....there were a number of them in St.John-the-Baptist Parish.


19 posted on 09/21/2009 2:05:13 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: 50mm

James Carville- a lizard with a little bit of human DNA.


20 posted on 09/21/2009 2:06:19 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: 50mm
Sounds like CNN wants a class war.

They should be careful what they wish for.

21 posted on 09/21/2009 2:10:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

ROFL!


22 posted on 09/21/2009 2:10:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: FreedomHammer

a good read ping


23 posted on 09/21/2009 2:15:58 PM PDT by mombyprofession
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The modern MSM:

. Dorothy is the public that just wants to get back to Kansas. Every dirty trick in the book is being used to try and stop her.

24 posted on 09/21/2009 2:17:25 PM PDT by kinghorse
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To: QBFimi

To know someone, look at what they do - not what they say


25 posted on 09/21/2009 2:33:36 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" LINCOLN)
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To: QBFimi

It’s always enlightening to know how those in “power” positions really are, and how they really treat people.

Thanks for posting. I’ll remember that tidbit.


26 posted on 09/21/2009 2:35:04 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

>>>Carville calling anyone “classless” is amusing.

A pot-kettle moment for sure :)


27 posted on 09/21/2009 2:35:55 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Obama-care won't pull Grandma's plug - because Grandma won't be plugged in under Obama-care.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The Carville’s have been inbreeding for generations, they are white trash!


28 posted on 09/21/2009 2:40:39 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: 50mm

Isn’t Carville a Clintonista?


29 posted on 09/21/2009 2:52:23 PM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: QBFimi

If you are ever “fortunate” enough to have him on your flight, use a bit of that authority you’ll have over him, and throw him off the flight for being rude, abnoxious and disruptive to the crew and passengers. Even if he wasn’t being rude and obnoxious, he will be, and he’ll put on a good show for security when you call them to physically remove him. Don’t forget to take pictures.


30 posted on 09/21/2009 2:54:06 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: QBFimi

You should have had his arrogant ass thrown off the aircraft.

Let him hitchhike the rest of the way to the West Coast.

What Mary Matalin sees in him I’ll never know.

Thank-you for posting.


31 posted on 09/21/2009 2:59:15 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

He should have been made to use some handgrips on the outside of the fusalage.


32 posted on 09/21/2009 3:26:23 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
What Mary Matalin sees in him I’ll never know.

Must be all that Demonrat walking-around money he collects (political welfare).

33 posted on 09/21/2009 3:27:40 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Boiler Plate
Good for the Carville family! I knew there was a Leper clinic in LA, I just didn't know where. They are to be commended for their willingness to house and treat patients of this often debilitating disease.

James is still a serpent-head, though. ;o)

34 posted on 09/21/2009 3:56:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 50mm

Ben Stein’s a good man. A hell of a lot better than Carville.


35 posted on 09/21/2009 3:59:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (When I hear "New York Times"-fair or unfair-what I hear is "New York Times Whore House"...)
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To: RoadTest
Isn’t Carville a Clintonista?

I believe so...

36 posted on 09/21/2009 4:01:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (When I hear "New York Times"-fair or unfair-what I hear is "New York Times Whore House"...)
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To: QBFimi
Thank you for that story.

But absolutely nothing you related is any great surprise to me.

Who can be more classless than the Arkansas double-wide contingent?

37 posted on 09/21/2009 4:07:15 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Obama Garden Club: Nothing but plants.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
What Mary Matalin sees in him I’ll never know.

How about what does anyone see in MM if married to this arrogant prick? But he's a friend of the wallbanger ( Shamnity)

38 posted on 09/21/2009 4:14:39 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: 50mm

I believe in the Not to distant Past these same Individuals were known as the Greatest Generation.
Consider the source,One Thing among quite a few Others that Carville lacks is Class


39 posted on 09/21/2009 4:32:57 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: 50mm

LOL

Bueler...

Bueler...

Bueler.....

Carville......

Carville...

Carville...


40 posted on 09/21/2009 4:35:27 PM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: STONEWALLS

.....I’m not too sure about that....

It is snake head’s family. There was an article about it some time ago. He spoke about growing up there.


41 posted on 09/21/2009 6:35:28 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: 50mm
" I mean they had every old crank in the country out there."

Old crank ping.

42 posted on 09/21/2009 7:16:18 PM PDT by alrea (Your wallet: the only place Democrats are willing to drill - 912 sign)
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To: 50mm

And I thought Mr. Bigglesworth couldn’t get any uglier!


43 posted on 09/21/2009 7:31:47 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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